Dock in Sanford
Dock in Sanford
Dock in Sanford
Lakes & ponds
Lake Monroe (Seminole County and Volusia County, Fla.)
Steamboats--Florida--St. Johns River--History
A dock in Sanford, Florida in 1934. Sanford's location on the shore of Lake Monroe played a significant role in the growth of the city as a commercial hub. Lake Monroe is a part of the St. Johns River which served as a commercial highway through central Florida before the railroads were built. Steamships carrying essential goods would travel up and down the St. Johns River and dock at piers in small towns along the way. Henry Sanford purchased the land for the city in 1870 and from the start he saw the potential for the site to become an important transportation location, saying that the new city would be the Gate City of South Florida. Throughout the 1870's and early 1880's commercial steamboats played a significant role in the development of Sanford. Henry Sanford encouraged investment in the growing town and formed a land company based in London to bring in new investors. Also during 1880 construction started on the South Florida Railroad. The line was to have a stop in Sanford and would help to continue to develop the city as a commercial center. The town grew prosperous from this business which led to the establishment of several wharves, a railroad station and a hotel. With the introduction of the railroad steamships became less important to the commercial business in Sanford, but the city was already established as a center for distribution. In 1913 Sanford was named the county seat to the newly formed Seminole County.
Chase & Company
Original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, May 31, 1934: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, item 117, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company.
Is Part Of
Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Is Referenced By
Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.
8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph
Audience Education Level
SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.G.1.4; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.K.G.3.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.G.1.4; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.1.G.1.6; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.4; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.3.G.4.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.7.2; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.3; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5 SS.8.G.2.1; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.5.12; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4 SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.G.3.5; SS.912.G.5.1; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.7.4
Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.
The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.
Special and Area Studies Collections, University of Florida
Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "A Brief History & Walking Tour of Sanford." Sanford Historical Society, Inc. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/id16.html.
Preserve America Community: Sanford, Florida.Preserve America. http://www.preserveamerica.gov/06-25-07PAcommunity-sanfordFL.html.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
External Reference Title
Sanford Dock, Sanford Fla. 1880
Still Image Item Type Metadata
1 black and white photograph
8.5 x 11 inch
Chase & Company. “Dock in Sanford.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed April 1, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/620.